PG&E Recreational Areas
From the Pit River country in the Cascade Range to the King’s River region in the southern Sierra Nevada, our recreational facilities are ready for you to use and enjoy. Large lakes such as Lake Almanor, Lake Spaulding and Lake Britton, man-made for hydroelectric power, are the settings for many of our campgrounds and picnic areas. Most of the lakes offer fishing, swimming and boating.
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Camp Conery, Cool Springs, Last Chance, Ponderosa, Rocky Point, Yellow Creek
Fuller Grove, Navy Camp, Oak Flat, Pogie Point, Sunset Point, Trout Creek
Bear Valley, Carr Feeley, Kidd Lake Group, Lake Spaulding, Lodgepole, Lower Lindsey, Rucker
Blue Lake/Motherlode - no phone service. In case of emergency please call the sheriff (530) 335-2199.For information on Bass Lake visit the local website at http://basslakeca.com/.
Unfortunately due to low water levels at Bucks
- PG&E facilities are located at various elevations ranging from sea level to 8,200 feet.
- Most low elevation day use areas are open year-round. The day use areas at higher elevations have a shorter season.
- Camping facilities generally open around Memorial Day and close around Labor Day.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF OUR OPENING/CLOSING DATES (PDF, 101 KB)
Campgrounds & Picnic Areas
- Most of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) campgrounds provide tent space, tables and benches, fire rings, refuse containers, water, vault toilets and parking.
- In remote areas, only some of the amenities listed above are provided. Please see the individual campground list for additional information.
- Most campgrounds require a fee and all have an occupancy limit of 14 days.
- Campground hosts do not accept credit cards for first come first serve campsites. Please pay by cash or check for first come first serve sites.
- For detailed questions about campgrounds please email our RECREATION DESK at RecInfo@pge.com or call (916) 386-5164.
- Recreational Vehicle (RV) hook-ups are not available at any of our campgrounds.
- For the developed campgrounds, the parking spurs generally accommodate trailers up to 20 or 34 feet, depending upon the location.
- Pets are allowed for a minimal fee. They must have a current rabies vaccination and be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets.
- Most picnic areas have tables, benches and vault toilets. Many areas have running water and refuse containers.
PG&E is helping to improve Pinecrest Recreation Area
PG&E and the U.S. Forest Service are partnering to rehabilitate the day use area, build new restrooms, improve the beaches and docks and build a new picnic area, boat dock and restroom on the East Shore of Pinecrest Lake. The construction of the improvements will be happening over a four year period.
Will You Help Us?
We need your help to achieve our goal of providing enjoyable recreation facilities for your use. Here are some of the important things you can do.
- During your stay, you may observe remnants of a prehistoric Native American culture. Please remember that archeological sites are protected by law. Any ground disturbances or collecting of artifacts is strictly prohibited.
- To protect environmental resources, all vehicles must stay on established roads and within established parking areas. Driving on lakebeds and off-road is strictly prohibited.
- To prevent forest fires and to protect environmental resources, campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings.
Don't Move a Mussel
- The invasion of quagga and zebra mussels from the eastern United States could be devastating to lakes, reservoirs and rivers of California.
- If your boat has been in infested waters, it could be carrying invasive mussels. These creatures usually spread to new habitats on boats trailered by the public or commercial haulers.
- Mussels attach to almost anything: boats, aquatic plants, bait buckets, and other aquatic recreational equipment.
- Please visit PG&E's Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Program to learn how you can help.
2015 RECREATION SEASON INFORMATION
Reservations for the 2015 season can be made through our reservation system starting:
- February 2, 2015 for Group Facilities (accommodations for larger groups)
- March 2, 2015 Individual/Family campsites at select campgrounds
Campgrounds may be open before and after Memorial Day through Labor Day for first come first serve
Existing campgrounds that accept reservations
New for 2015
Cool Springs Campground
Ponderosa Group Campground (formally the overflow area)
Trout Creek Group Campground
First Come First Serve campsites will still be available at all PG&E campgrounds
CLICK HERE to make RESERVATIONS
Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival.
USFS FIRE RESTRICTION
TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST
BLUE LAKE (Nevada County)
WHITE ROCK LAKE
Upper/Lower Cascade trailhead
NO OPEN FIRES ALLOWED
including fires in designated fire rings
Campfire permits can be obtained from Forest Service during normal business hours for use of specific portable stoves or lanterns.
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Pecho Coast and Point Buchon Hiking Trails
The Diablo Canyon Power Plant provides pedestrian hiking opportunities on specific coastal portions of its property. Through its Land Stewardship Program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has preserved these areas, providing examples of the Central Coast in its natural, open space context.